A sagging roof needs the immediate attention of a roofing contractor because it could indicate overloading or structural issues that also compromise your home’s integrity. Here are the top causes of roof sagging and the best ways to fix this type of damage.
Why Roofs Sag
Oftentimes, the culprit behind roof sagging is excessive load. The weight of snow or ice, excessive layers of shingles, and wind can add to the load the structure needs to handle. Other issues that could lead to roof sagging are improper design or construction, damage to the roof’s structural components, and failure of other support systems, such as your home’s foundation and walls. The age of your roof and other environmental factors can also contribute to roof sagging.
When panning for roofing installation, make sure your roof is designed to withstand the average amount of wind, snow and ice in your area. It’s also important to regularly inspect the various supporting systems of your home.
How to Solve Roof Sagging
The solution to roof sagging depends on the type of roof and the extent of the damage. For example, traditional rafter-style roofs can be fixed by bolstering and strengthening the framing. However, if the roof requires replacement, make sure to remove the old sheathing and use larger rafters.
If you have a truss-frame roof with thin sheathing, it would be best to replace the sheathing during roof replacement. Make sure to work with a qualified contractor so you can ensure an appropriate, long-lasting fix to your roof.
Masters Roofing is a family-owned company serving clients in Memphis, TN, and other nearby areas. We provide top-notch services and ensure all our clients’ concerns are properly addressed. Our team also handles other home improvement projects, such as siding installation, window replacement, deck construction and more. Call us at (901) 871-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.